Everything You Need to Know about Taper Haircut Variations

Everything You Need to Know about Taper Haircut Variations

When it comes to the most popular hairstyles for men, the fade cuts are probably the first ones that come to mind. Not so long ago, we focused on the fade cuts are probably the first ones that come to mind. Not so long ago, we focused on the many types of men’s fade haircuts insisting on the fact that they represent the very foundation and starting point for a myriad of hairdos and hairstyles. Among them, the taper fade haircut is the most appraised one: it is versatile and allows the creation of contemporary and stylish looking hairstyles, like Mohawks, side-parted dos, comb over dos, fohawks and more. And since our readers requested we take a closer look at taper haircut variations, today we will do just that. Let’s see some important information regarding taper haircut styles, the hottest trends in the hairdressing business and gorgeous looking men sporting a taper haircut in their everyday life.

The Taper Haircut vs. The Fade Haircut: What Are the Differences and How Do They Blend In?

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Taken separately, each of the two hairstyles seems to be completely different from one another:

  • Traditionally, a taper haircut shows a distinctive hairline, it is done with a set of clippers, scissors and a taper level. Moreover, such hairstyle favors longer hair.
  • A fade haircut, just as we have discussed before, is a much shorter hairstyle, originating in the neat, clean and formal military style of hairdressing, needing little to no maintenance. The main feature of a fade haircut is that it doesn’t showcase a distinctive hairline, but instead, it makes the hair fade to the skin.

The Taper Fade or How the Old School Embraced the New School with Awesome Results

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The taper fade, or the combination of these two seemingly different hairstyles, is probably the best one to get if you want to look modern, stylish and perfectly attuned to our contemporary times. Being flexible to almost any type of styling, this “old school meets new school” type of haircut is getting more and more popular and experienced barbers are playing with many types of designs and many different creative ideas.

1. The High Taper Fade

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In this haircut, the top is left a bit longer, while the fade on the sides and back begins at 2 inches or less from the top. Remember:

  • It looks very good on people with black hair as it matches their skin tone
  • Styling should be done with a bit of pomade to keep everything in place and add a bit of shine to the longer top side.

2. The Low Taper Fade

Another basic taper haircut fade, this one features the faded length of the hair (starting from the top) which is more than 2 inches. The main idea behind this low taper fade is that the hair vanishes an inch or more under your natural hairline. Remember:

  • This haircut looks great on people with dark hair, but also on guys with slightly curly hair.
  • Styling is easily achieved with a high-quality shampoo and styling gel for firmness and shine.

3. The Bald Taper Fade

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Similar in appearance with the military buzz cuts, the bald fade is a bold taper haircut. Some recommend it to guys who are vulnerable to balding, but given the young generation’s hype with this type of hairstyle, it became clear that you don’t have to lose your hair to get this simple and stylish cut. It features a large fade and leaves just a bit of hair on top for a cool appearance. Remember:

  • This haircut goes with any type of skin tone, color hair, texture or density
  • Styling is very easily achieved with styling gel or pomade for control and shine

4. The Temple Taper Fade

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This kind of taper haircut is similar to the low fade, but it features a distinct trait: the transition between the hair lengths is more abrupt, evident and visible. You may have heard of this taper fade haircut in terms such as the “Afro Blow Out”, “Brooklyn Fade” or just “Blowout.” Remember:

  • However, it matches all skin tones and types of hair (straight or curly, black or blonde) provided your barber is skilled enough to achieve such an intricate hairdo.
  • If you have curly hair, a good shampoo is probably the only styling product you will need; straight hair men are recommended to use pomade or gel.

5. The Afro Taper Fade

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This is a stylish variation of the temple taper fade and is among the most popular haircuts for African-American men. The best part of this haircut is that it also goes great with African American ladies who like to keep their hair short. Remember:

  • The hair length decreases from top to bottom until it disappears
  • Curly or kinky hair allows a large palette of hairdos and most prefer styled curls fading from the top

6. The Comb-Over Taper Fade

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This taper haircut allows different hairstyles: it can be combed in a slicked-back version, combed over or turned into a fohawk. It is suitable to men all ages, skin tones and hair densities, although it addresses the ones sporting longer, thicker more coarse hair. Remember:

  • You should regularly trim the bottom of your hair so it can always remain below the level of the top hair.
  • You can side part this hairdo and even achieve a Lumberjack taper fade haircut – you just have to ask your barber to give you exactly what you want.

7. The Disconnected Taper Fade

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One of the most interesting taper haircuts of our modern times, this one might turn into a real masterpiece if your barber has the skills and the knowledge. Remember:

  • This taper fade is usually worn with a beard – but the head and the beard each features a different type of fade and they don’t sport the same matching or complementary fades.
  • It goes great with straight hair or even better, with curly hair. You can style the top in a quiff, a Mohawk, a fohawk and some wild lumberjack manners. This cut also allows some art to be achieved.

These are some of the basic taper haircut variations representing the building blocks of a lot more taper fade hairstyles. Always remember to read and watch at least one tutorial and go to your hairdresser armed with photos and specific requirements. Keep in mind that the taper haircut allows you to keep short, medium and even long hair. Learn how to achieve a perfect style to match your facial features, temper, lifestyle and personality. It will enhance your male charm and your chic contemporary look. You can even go so far to combine a mid fade with a nappy taper, to play with layered designs or classic cuts. Show your barber the best pics you can get your hands on and try some of the hottest 2016 taper haircut variations available!

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